Saturday, February 15, 2014

Let's Talk J.K. Rowling in a Serious, Mature Fashion

This picture never actually gets old.




Let's talk about J.K. Rowling and her Big Reveal of the Shippy Variety. A leaked bit of interview by Emma Watson showed that J.K. Rowling kind of sort of regretted pairing Hermione up with Ron. Now, for those who were around, the ship wars going on between Book 5 and Book 7 were...horrifying.

All I said was that there plenty of context clues regarding the R/H pairing! Ahhhh!!!

Now, to be fair, J.K. Rowling also called the Harmonians (as they like to be called-it's hard to make a portmanteau of the names "Harry" and "Hermione", but goshdarnit they managed it) "delusional", which led to a lot of really funny emails to Emerson Spartz.

Then, suddenly, in an interview with Emma Watson, she said she was wrong, and Hermione should have been with Harry.

No, wait, that's not quite what she said.

The entire article is here. What J.K. Rowling actually said was, to sum it up, it could have gone either way, and that Ron and Hermione were different enough that they might need outside counseling, which isn't a big deal in this day and age.

So, that's not actually a big deal. It's fabulous, actually, that J.K. Rowling is looking at her characters as more than just characters in a book; they are real to her.

So let us stop this time of war. Let us stop throwing things at one another, shouting over the Internet, and generally kicking up a ruckus. Let us...

Wait a minute. Wait.

J.K. Rowling said Luna and Neville wouldn't actually get together.



  1. Can we talk about how, while I was reading the books, I never could stand Ginny Weasley, and that Luna was really sweet and cute, and that why didn't Harry and Luna end up together?!

    But I'm probably the only one who felt that way...

    1. Actually I kind of thought that too.

      And apparently DanRad liked the pairing as well. But Luna was just awesome in general.